“Although you can buy jelly bags, they are easy things to improvise. I always use the washed and bleached out bags that Virginia hams come in, and you can also use the bags that hold popcorn rice. Just wash them well, and hang them in the sun to dry and bleach. If you want to make one, sew up the sides of a piece of pure white cotton so that it does not have a bottom seam, just side ones. When you are making jelly, hang the bag on a hook and let the juice…drip into a large glass jar or bowl. Some of the store-bought bags come with a frame for hanging the bag.”
—Edna Lewis, In Pursuit of Flavor
I’ve used a jelly bag in the past, but its been a long time. These days I take the easy route and use my handy dandy ricer to juice my berries and grapes.